New York

Ultimate Opera: Two Productions at the Met

Fulfill a dream and come to New York to attend two performances at the Metropolitan Opera House. Plus, enjoy a private demonstration by a renowned professional musician!
Rating (4.93)
Program No. 12726RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience the ultimate in opera as you attend performances in the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York City’s Lincoln Center and get inside the exciting musical scene of America’s cultural capital.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day with stairs. Public transportation used exclusively throughout program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend two performances of notable operas, and take a field trip to explore Lincoln Center.
  • Enjoy presentations by professionals such as singers, an opera director, conductor, chorus master or historian (as available).
  • Study selections from great operas, and enjoy a private demonstration-performance with an outstanding professional singer.

General Notes

Upgraded seats available. Select seating at time of registration.
Featured Expert
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Daniel Egan
Daniel Egan has degrees in music theory from St. Olaf, the Eastman School of Music and Yale, where he is on faculty. He has appeared as soloist or ensemble singer with the New York Philharmonic, Opera Orchestra of New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and was in the permanent ensemble at New York City Opera. His recordings include “Sweeney Todd” with the New York Philharmonic and backup vocals for Patti Page’s "Live at Carnegie Hall: The 50th Anniversary Concert.” Both earned Grammy nominations.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Daniel Egan
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William Berger
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Karl Baudendistel
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Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera
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They Told Me Not To Take That Job
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Grand Opera: The Story of The Met
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Verdi With A Vengeance
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Wagner Without Fear
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The Librettist of Venice
by Rodney Bolt
The remarkable life of Mozart's librettist, Lorenzo DaPonte

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